Is Desert Azalea Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Desert Azalea

The Desert Azalea is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, drooling, irregular heart beat, perspiration and vomiting.

A Desert Azalea is flowering plant native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara, and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. It features spirally arranged leaves and pink and white flowers. It belongs to the dogbane family of flowering plant species.

The scientific name for this plant is Adenium obesum. Additional name for this plant include Bangkok Kalachuchi, Desert Rose, Desert Azalea, Impala Lily, Kudu Lily, Mock Azalea and Sabi Star.

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